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Definitions of symbol:

part of speech: noun

1. A conventional sign serving as an abbreviation, such as the R at the beginning of a prescription. 2. In chemistry an abbreviation ( the initial and sometimes one other letter) of the Latin name of an element, expressing, in chemical formulae, one atom of that element.

Usage examples for symbol:

  • The sun which shines upon this throne is but a symbol of that which has been denied you while all these things were being made ready. "City of Endless Night", Milo Hastings
  • And hath the muse no symbol in the Dove? "The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P.", Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • He refuses to see in nature either a symbol or a sermon. "Promenades of an Impressionist", James Huneker

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The proteinsplitting ferment of the pancreas, it differs from pepsin in that it acts better in a slightly alkaline medium such as it finds in the intestine. It is used in medicine in cases of intestinal indigestion in doses of gr. 8- 15 ( 0. 5- 1. 0) in keratin coated pills or capsules; it is also used to peptonize milk, and as a solvent of diphtheritic membrane, and has been given by hypodermic injection in connection with amylopsin in the treatment of cancer. ...